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Crisci Associates, July 21, 2014
* Corbett Kicks Off Statewide Tour Calling For Action On Pensions, $95M Budget Hole?

Gov. Tom Corbett Monday kicked off a statewide tour in his hometown asking local residents for their help in calling on the state legislature to bring property tax relief to Pennsylvania residents and pass meaningful pension reform legislation.

* Table Games Revenue Decreases 2.8% In June, 2.6% Increase In FY 2013-14

The Gaming Control Board Wednesday reported table games revenue decreased 2.8 percent in June compared to June 2013, while table games revenue for FY 2013-14 showed a 2.6 percent increase.

* Political News & NewsClips

Political Pundit Forecasts Corbett Loss: Nate Silver, who runs the FiveThirtyEight political forecasting website, predicted Gov. Corbett is all but certain to lose.

* Session Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* Bills Introduced

The following bills of interest were introduced this week--

* PA Legislative Services Interviews Outgoing Legislators

PA Legislative Services has started a new series of video interviews with outgoing members of the General Assembly.  Here are the first two interviews-

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

* PA Supreme Court Issues Updated Guide For Child Dependency Matters

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Thursday said it would be issuing an updated resource used by judges and others to help strengthen families and protect children.

* Crude Oil Trains Again In The Pennsylvania Press

Several articles this week again put the spotlight on crude oil trains delivering product to Pennsylvania, including a “blast zone” map published by the environmental group PennFuture.

* After Harsh Winter, Natural Gas Storage At 5-Year Lows

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday on a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration saying natural gas storage inventories are still below the five-year average. 

* PA Unemployment Rate In June Unchanged At 5.6%; Private Jobs at Record High

The Department of Labor & Industry Friday reported Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate remained at 5.6 percent in June, the lowest rate since September 2008.

* Governorís Office Publishes Updated Regulatory Agenda

The Governor’s Office Saturday published its semi-annual Regulatory Agenda showing the status of existing and proposed regulatory changes listed by agency (PA Bulletin, Page 4641). 

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